Ports & SEZ Ltd (APSEZ), part of Adani
Group, on Thursday set a new record in coal
handling in a day at its Mundra Port.
The country's largest port developer handled 151,229 metric tonnes of steam coal
in past 24 hours at the Mundra port.
Mundra port's West Basin terminal handled the steam coal
from MV Cape Fushen, Large Cape Vessel, carrying steam coal
of Indonesian Steam Coal
Power Limited (APL) thus setting a new national record in coal
cargo handling in the country, the company said in a statement.
Asia's largest coal
import facility, the Mundra Port's West Basin terminal surpassed the last recorded best coal
discharge performance nationally of 122,247 metric tonnes and further surpassed its own record of 115,119 metric tonnes set in January 2012.
Speaking about the record handling, GJ Rao of Adani
Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd said, "This is a great milestone for Mundra port
and the credit goes to our state of the art mechanized automated safe facilities and to our young employees who have toiled day and night to ensure that West Basin emerges as the best coal
import terminal in the world. It is designed to handle coal
that can feed most of the Indian power plants and therefore play an important role in the country's power generation."
has an annual handling capacity of 180 million tones. Meanwhile, the current handling capacity of west port is 60 MMT of coal